Helen Marie (Stevens) Gonzalez

May 15, 1949 — December 6, 2020

Helen Marie (Stevens) Gonzalez

Helen Marie (Stevens) Gonzalez of Bridgeport, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana. She was 71 years old. Helen Marie Stevens was born on May 15, 1949, in Saginaw, Michigan, the 9th of 10 children to the late Harold J. and Ann Elizabeth (Taylor) Stevens. She was a proud 1967 graduate of St. Mary High School. Following graduation, Helen attended Delta College and was just a few credits shy of her Associates Degree in Computer Science. While a student in college, she met the love of her life, Gerardo “Jerry” C. Gonzalez. They were united in marriage on April 25, 1970, at St. Christopher Catholic Church; he survives her. She also attended Bayshire Beauty Academy in Bay City and become a licensed cosmetologist. As a young lady, Helen had worked as a waitress at the Bridgeport County Club. She then began working as a computer punch operator for Michigan Bell in the billing department. Helen then became a mother, title she held near and dear to her heart, staying at home until all the children graduated from high school. She later worked for United Financial Credit Union in Bridgeport as a receptionist and the Saginaw ISD as a dispatcher for the transportation department. Helen was a faithful and lifelong member of St. Francis de Salle Parish, taking great pride of her parents being charter members. She served as a Board Member with the Bridgeport-Spaulding Public Schools for four years, the last year being president. Helen also served on the Board of Directors of A&D HealthCare. She and Jerry were Mid-Michigan Board Members of the NAIC “Better Investing”, creating two local investing clubs: “Sitting on your Assets” and “Well Stocked”. Together, for their children and grandchildren, they created a family investment club, “Hot Tamales Investment Club”. Above all, Helen loved spending time with her family, especially traveling with her grandchildren throughout the country.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Jerry Gonzalez of Bridgeport; four children: Gerardo C. “Jerry” (Diana) Gonzalez II of Greenfield, IN; Jennifer Ann Gonzalez of Coloma; Jacob Anthony (Michelle) Gonzalez of Bourbon, IN; Joshua Stevens (Melissa) Gonzalez of Oberageri, Switzerland; eight grandchildren: Marissa Teneyuque, Karianna Gonzalez, Jessica Gonzalez, Izabella Gonzalez, Zoe Gonzalez, Liam Gonzalez, Eden Gonzalez, and Vivian Gonzalez; three great-grandchildren: Gabryela Schroeder, Hayden Hill, and Maddox Manriquez; three siblings: Mary (Raymond) Wawrzyski, Malcolm (Carol) Stevens, and Kathleen (Edward) Miller; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: William Haas, Ruth Stevens, and Sandra Stevens. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by siblings: Ann Haas, Jessie (Roger) Dolson, Josephine (George) LeQuier, Elizabeth (Raymond) Taylor, John Stevens, and Charles Stevens.

A Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at St. Francis de Sales Parish, St. Christopher Catholic Church, 3945 Williamson Road. Rev. Fr. John Mancini will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, indoor capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing encouraged. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Alzheimer’s Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the church or through www.casefuneralhome.com.
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

St. Francis de Sales Parish St. Christopher Catholic Church

3945 Williamson, Saginaw, MI 48601

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

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St. Francis de Sales Parish St. Christopher Catholic Church

3945 Williamson, Saginaw, MI 48601

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